Good Morning, Brooklyn: Monday, August 29, 2022
HUMAN CHAIN/PRAYER SERVICE CELEBRATES SOLIDARITY WITH UKRAINE: As part of a prayer service recognizing Ukrainian Independence Day, (marked earlier this week on August 24), Monsignor Jamie Gigantiello, Pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel-Annunciation Parish, on Sunday morning led a Human chain between two churches in Williamsburg — from Annunciation Roman Catholic Church (corner of North 5th and Havemeyer streets, to Holy Ghost Ukrainian Catholic Church (North 5th Street and Driggs Avenue). After Mass, Ukrainian Catholic Church Bishop Paul Chomnycky of the Eparchy of Stamford led the prayer service, at which Frank Carone, Chief of Staff to Mayor Eric Adams, was among the guest speakers.
Heightening this expression of solidarity is the ongoing conflict between the Ukraine and Russia that began more than six months ago. For more, view VIMEO Link: https://vimeo.com/743989740, courtesy of DeSales Media.
IN MEMORIAM: BROOKLYN ACTOR AND PRODUCER BOB LuPONE: Brooklyn-born Bob LuPone, 76, a Tony Award nominee in the original run of the Broadway hit “A Chorus Line,” who later helped found and lead the influential off-Broadway theater company MCC Theater for almost 40 years, has died. Lupone, who was fighting pancreatic cancer, was the brother of Broadway star Patti Lupone.